Role Summary
As a Director of Hardware Engineering at Wavemaker Labs, being a strong leader who has a breadth of experience, accomplishments, and capabilities in electrical-mechanical systems design and controls will allow you to shine. You will help lead our talented team to accelerate product development.

  • Commit to desired outcomes …define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions …to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism …glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks …no joke

  • Creativity/Innovation: Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
  • Decision Making/Judgment: Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
  • Inclusion/managing Diversity: Maintains an inclusive workplace, maximizes contributions of all employees, develops strengths in all team members.

  • Lead technical teams in the following:
    • Building highly engineered machines e.g., robots, robotic/industrial automation, electro-mechanical systems.
    • Ideation of electrical-mechanical systems architecture, mechanism, and structural mechanical systems
    • Development of test plans and executing hardware integration, testing, debug, and validation
    • Development of mechanical systems that meet use-case, technical, operational, manufacturing, cost, and schedule requirements
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or other relevant educational background and mastery in the following:
    • Research and key component selection including sensors, actuators, controllers and any other relevant components
    • Implement workable structures and kinematics design architectures
    • Prepare weight budgets and margin of safety analysis based on carefully defined use cases
    • Mechanical packaging of components with an eye for efficiency and design elegance
    • CAD design of mechanical systems guided by load and duty-cycle analysis, kinematics studies and manufacturability
    • Prepare detailed drawings of parts and assemblies using GD&T ready for manufacturing
    • Compile data, prepare trade studies and present information in written and verbal form
    • Develop mechanical system budgets including estimating labor, material, and any other relevant costs
  • Experience building high-performing, technical teams that have been focused on all of the above.
  • Exposure to solid lifecycles and seeing the whole project through (multiple times, ideally).
  • Comfortable with Software related to the hardware being built.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills to levels above, below and in-line
  • In-depth robot/automation hardware design experience with both system-level thinking and component-level development
  • Experience (physically) building and maintaining complex mechanical systems
  • Keen ability to identify and foresee technical risk, and engineering mindset of addressing risks early

Preferred Additional Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Masters (or equivalent)
  • 15+ years of experience successfully developing real-robotic/automation systems
  • Experience writing high-level controls and state-machine firmware
  • Experience developing robotics/automation products for scale manufacturing as demonstrated by specific examples of products brought to market
  • Experience with electronics and electrical system architecture as demonstrated by the ability to guide diverse teams during the bring-up and debug of electrical-mechanical systems

Wavemaker Labs is a product development and business incubator. We are a diverse team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs, developing advanced technologies for practical use in robotics, automation and mobility… to name a few.

Department: Product
This is a full time position

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